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Topics Covered

  • Understanding the Costs of Living with Cancer
  • Managing the Medical and Indirect Costs of Treatment
  • Talking with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
  • Understanding the Benefits and Limitations of Your Health Coverage
  • Tips on Appealing Medical Insurance Claims and Provider Denials
  • Understanding and Accessing Financial and Co-Pay Assistance Programs
  • Emotional and Social Impact of the Costs of Treatment and Follow-Up Care
  • Finding Resources for Financial Help, including Federal, State, Local & Veteran Resources
  • Communicating with Your Health Care Team about Your Financial Concerns
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments to Decrease Your Exposure to COVID-19
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts


Richard J. Gralla, MD, FACP, FRCP Edin

Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center


Leonard Saltz, MD

Medical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College


Julie Babayeva, Esq.

Coordinating Attorney, Cancer Advocacy Project, LegalHealth, NYLAG (New York Legal Assistance Group)


Michele McCourt

Senior Director of the CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation


Lauren Chatalian, MSW

Women and Children’s Program Manager, CancerCare


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Workshop Date

This workshop was originally recorded on September 23, 2020.

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The information presented in this workshop is provided for your general information only. It is not intended as medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with qualified health professionals who are aware of your specific situation. We encourage you to take information and questions back to your individual health care provider as a way of creating a dialogue and partnership about your cancer and your treatment.

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